Chris Algieri Returns Home To The Paramount
To Headline "Rockin' Fights" 33 Nov. 30
Star Boxing announced this morning that the prodigal son
will return home for the first time in over 4 years as
Former World Champion Chris Algieri returns to The Paramount
on November 30th, making his long-awaited comeback at the
venue where it all started. This will be his first fight at
the Paramount since Algieri became a national cover story in
Algieri, who was developed at the famed Star Boxing venue,
moved to the big stage and had a career defining, real life
"Rocky" story unfold on HBO on June 14th, 2014 at the
Barclay's Center, in Brooklyn, against heavily favored and
feared Ruslan Provodnikov (then 23-2 16 KO's) for the WBO
World Championship. After peeling himself off the canvas two
times in the opening round, Algieri put on the fight of his
life. With one eye virtually closed, the gutsy Algieri
fought the rest of the fight in brilliant fashion dominating
the defending champion Provodnikov to become the new WBO
Super Lightweight World Champion*.
The win catapulted the local sensation to international
fame. Algieri was awarded a mega-multi-million dollar fight
with boxing legend and superstar, Manny Pacquiao. The
Pacquiao-Algieri bout took place around the world in Macao,
China and was telecast on HBO/Pay Per View. Subsequently,
Algieri continued to take the most challenging bouts taking
on world class fighters such as Errol Spence Jr and Amir
Khan, after the Pacquiao fight.
When asked about his comeback, Chris Algieri stated "I can't
express how happy I am to be back. It has been a long time
coming and it is the perfect time to step back into the
sport. I am looking forward to returning to the junior
welterweight division and win another world title. There are
a lot of good fights for me down the line and I can't wait
to be back in the mix on the world stage".
Promoter Joe DeGuardia stated he believed Algieri would be
in the mix right away stating, "I look forward to Chris'
return, especially in the junior welterweight division,
where he has never lost a fight. I am confident we will get
him another world title fight very soon".
Algieri had accomplished much in his 24 years leading up to
his professional debut. A champion in kickboxing, and an
honors graduate of Stony Brook University, receiving a
Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Care Management.
Algieri also has a Master's Degree from the New York
Institute of Technology. However, Algieri was always seeking
a new challenge, and the sweet science was his calling.
Algieri caught the eye of Star Boxing promoter, Joe
DeGuardia, and he signed with the company in 2011, paving
the way for his future success in boxing.
Since Algieri was born, raised and living in Huntington, New
York, The Paramount became Algieri's home. With Star Boxing
by his side, Algieri headlined the first "Rockin' Fights" at
The Paramount on November 19, 2011, and never looked back.
Over the span of three years, from 2011-2014, Algieri ripped
off ten consecutive victories, headlined eight "Rockin'
Fights" and was developed as a top Jr. Welterweight prospect
through the critically acclaimed Star Boxing series. During
this span at The Paramount, Algieri appeared on NBC Sports
and ESPN "Friday Night Fights" while defeating fellow
prospects Emanuel Taylor and Jose Alejo as well as former
world championship challenger Mike Arnaoutis en route to
becoming the World Champion.
Algieri decided a couple of months ago that he was ready to
make a comeback and re-signed a promotional agreement with
his long-time promoter Joe DeGuardia and Star Boxing. The
two agreed it was time to return to the roots of Algieri's
career and give back to the loyal Long Island fans.
Therefore, on November 30th, after a two-year layoff, Chris
Algieri returns home to the place where it all began, The
Paramount. Algieri will headline "Rockin' Fights" 33 as he
begins another march towards a World Championship fight.
Promoter Joe DeGuardia was asked about the decision to bring
Algieri back to the Paramount and said, "The 'Rockin' Fight'
Series has been a tremendous success and it started with
Chris Algieri. When I suggested we have the comeback begin
at the Paramount, Chris was on board immediately. We
recognize how great the Long Island fans have been and it's
a pleasure to have him back at The Paramount. On November
30th, I expect an electric crowd in a packed arena, so get
your tickets while you still can because they won't last
Algieri echoed those comments, as he stated, "I am thrilled
to return to the Paramount where my last successful title
run began. The growth of my fanbase has always been an
organically grown, grass roots approach; so it feels only
right to give back to my hometown fans in this way".
Information on Algieri's opponent will be announced later in
*Note: Super Lightweight Division is also known as the
Junior Welterweight Division and both have a Maximum weight
of 140 lbs.